The Dory Shop

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada | (902) 640-3005 |

Stories from the The Dory Shop

Our multi-talented dory builder

Jay Langford, The Dory Shop

Posts to this blog regularly bear witness to the incredible boatbuilding talents of our team here at The Dory Shop, particularly the work of our master dory builder Jay Langford.

But Jay’s talents extend well beyond the boatbuilding world as proven by the painting – his latest! – shown here.

In fact, this time of year if Jay’s not in the shop, you can generally bet he’s home in his studio on Fox Street (in summer, he’s more likely sailing!).  His work includes scenes of fishing draggers like those shown here, as well as schooners and many, many dories (we think he must see dories in his sleep!). Art critics, as well as many people who’ve spent their careers at sea, marvel at his ability to portray the dramatic moods and movement of the ocean.

Read more about this self-taught artist on our website at and view more of his work via The Dory Shop’s Facebook page at

The infinitely jealous…

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